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Breaking Down The 2019 DJ Mag Top 100

The last couple years in EDM have seen a considerable amount of upheaval. DJs overall are being more open about their mental health, leading to inconsistent touring, as well as engendering them with a broader audience. New artists are making waves, main stage DJs are stagnating, and younger artists are showing their stamina and drive more than ever. Now that the full results of this year’s DJ Mag Top 100 have been revealed, let’s take an in depth look at how this year compares to previous years.


New blood

Whereas 2017 has sixteen new entries, 2018 only had five. This year, there were twelve new entries, including two powerhouse women in techno, Peggy Gou and Charlotte De Witte. Other names like Henri PFR, Solardo, and Deniz Koyu have been in the game for a while and seem to be finally gaining recognition, at least within the scope of the Top 100.

But notable among the new names are Illenium and Fisher, who came in at 64 and 63, respectively. Illenium has long been eligible for the list, but it appears that his notoriety has finally hit a fever pitch. With major shows at Madison Square Garden and Red Rocks, as well as a stellar third album, he deserved it this year more than ever. On the same note, Fisher has become something of an icon and his placement in the list is no surprise at all.

Women continue to rise

Four women made it on the DJ Mag

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DJ Mag Top 100 Reveals First 50 Artists For 2019

DJ Mag Top 100 Reveals First 50 Artists For 2019

We’re slowly working our way through the DJ Mag Top 100 countdown live right now — FOLLOW ALONG HERE — and there’s already a lot to say about the first 50 artists revealed. There are a bunch of new entries, and women are ranking higher than ever.


At the same time, a lot of traditional main stage DJs are trending down year over year, with Diplo, Deadmau5, Kygo, and Alesso all ranked down in consecutive years.

See the 100-51 below!

DJ Mag Top 100-51

100. Solomun [Down 9]
99. Swanky Tunes [Down 28]
98. Florian Picasso [Down 36]
97. Henry PFR [New Entry]
96. D.O.D [New Entry]
95. Sub Zero Project [New Entry]
94. Rave Republic [Up 4]
93. Julian Jordan [Re-Entry]
92. Daddy’s Groove [Down 12]
91. Paul Kalkbrenner [Up 4]
90. Black Coffee [Re-Entry]
89. Thomas Gold [Re-Entry]
88. Solardo [New Entry]
87. Paul van Dyk [Down 32]
86. Marco Carola [No Movement]
85. Boris Brejcha [New Entry]
84. Tom & Collins [New Entry]
83. Vicetone [Re-Entry]
82. Robin Schulz [Down 22]
81. Deniz Koyu [New Entry]
80. Peggy Gou [New Entry]
79. Andy C [Highest D&B] [Up 11]
78. Lucas & Steve [Up 14]
77. Yellow Claw [Down 30]
76. Cedric Gervais [Up 11]
75. Warface [Re-Entry]
74. Charlotte De Witte [New Entry]
73. Carl Nunes [Up 26]
72. Carta [Up 1]
71. deadmau5 [Down 12]
70. 3 Are Legend [New Entry]
69. Miss K8 [Down 4]
68. Da Tweekaz [Up 8]
67. Diplo [Down 25]
66.

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DJ MAG TOP 100 – LIVE RESULTS 2019

It’s that time of year again, when tempers flare and questions are raised about, “Why isn’t my favorite DJ number one?!” Yes, the DJ Mag Top 100 is being revealed today. We’ve already put out our own predictions for the top 10 this year, which has Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike regaining their #1 title over Martin Garrix. But in reality, who knows!


This year has been through the ringer as far as upsets, newcomers, and lapses. Plenty of DJs have been taking breaks from touring that would have them out of the public eye compared to past years, while plenty of others have ramped up their touring and are in front of more people than ever before.

Touring isn’t everything though, as producers also have to release music consistently to keep their fanbase engaged. How often a producer releases music varies from individual to individual, but safe to say that if someone hasn’t released a song all year, they probably won’t fare too well on the list.

DJ Mag is announcing the Top 100 live on Twitter right now! See the full list UPDATED LIVE below as we approach the final #1 DJ of 2019!

DJ Mag Top 100

100. Solomun [Down 9]
99. Swanky Tunes [Down 28]
98. Florian Picasso [Down 36]
97. Henry PFR [New Entry]
96. D.O.D [New Entry]
95. Sub Zero Project [New Entry]
94. Rave Republic [Up 4]
93. Julian Jordan [Re-Entry]
92. Daddy’s Groove [Down 12]
91. Paul Kalkbrenner [Up 4]
90.

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